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Getting kids ready for their first job - Darrell Doepke, author of "The Job Talk"

School is out, and your teen is sitting around the house all day and keeps striking out on landing that first summer job. Sound familiar? Help is on the way.

"The Job Talk" is a parent's guide to helping their teen land that first summer job. In his new book, author Darrell Doepke uses real-world examples to explain the process of elimination that often happens long before a teen ever gets a face-to-face interview for a job. The hard reality is that most teens won't get that far, Doepke says, and they'll never know why. Telling them to smile, be polite and wear nice clothes is good advice - if they actually get to the interview stage.

His book shows in detail what teens should expect during each weeding-out stage, and how to survive it: How can a teen find his or her own personal point of differentiation? What are some common job application mistakes? What teens say says a lot about them. Be careful with social media - yes, employers might look. What about tattoos and body piercings? What are some phone and email screening techniques? What are the 20 questions a teen should be prepared to answer?

Doepke shares the process of finding and hiring new teen employees from a business owner's perspective - he has owned franchised businesses for years in the Southwest and the Pacific Northwest that depend on hiring teens. Any parent who is ready to sit down and have "the job talk" with their son or daughter should read this book first. Learn more or get the book now by visiting

Lorna Jane Fashions

Lorna Jane, the premier active wear brand for women, is following the success of 23 California stores with their first store in Arizona open at the Biltmore Fashion Park, now opens second store at Kierland Commons in Scottsdale, Ariz. The lifestyle of the Scottsdale area offers an abundance of outdoor and recreational activities, making it an ideal location for Lorna Jane to further their U.S. expansion outside of California.

"The brand and my own personal philosophy, Move Nourish Believe, resonates with the healthy and vibrant nature, and we hope the women in the area will embrace Lorna Jane and love what we have to offer," said Founder and Chief Creative Officer Lorna Jane Clarkson. "Every new store we open, I feel so grateful to have the opportunity to introduce Lorna Jane to new customers and give them a reason to get excited about exercise, and empower them to live their best lives through active living."

Lorna Jane clothing is designed to support all areas of your active life from the gym to dance classes, outdoor exercise, swimming, running, yoga, Pilates, or cycling. The store, located at 15205 N. Kierland Blvd. Level 1C, will carry the full Lorna Jane collection of up to 100 new pieces each month, including the brand's exclusive and sought after luxury LJBlack line, as well as Lorna's best selling books, diaries and other accessories to support an active lifestyle. The Kierland location is open Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday noon to 6 p.m. For more information about Lorna Jane and its expansion plans or to view the current collection, please visit

Reese Hartwig

Reese Hartwig stars in "Earth to Echo" In theaters nationwide Wednesday, July 2.

Hartwig was hooked in the business after he booked his first audition at 10 years old. A young man with a funny bone, Reese's aspirations lie in comedy, where he hopes to follow in the footsteps of the comedic greats like Will Ferrell, Chris Farley and Jim Carrey. Additionally, he would also like to become a plastic surgeon, in order to keep his costars looking young. Hartwig can be seen later this year in the upcoming Disney feature "Alexander & The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day." His other credits include the Disney feature "The Muppets Movie," the highly acclaimed television series "NCIS," and countless commercials. Hartwig has not limited himself to simply acting in film and television, as he has participated in various voiceover projects, too. He was hired to voice all the young male characters in his favorite video game, "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim." His Irish Twin brother, Ryan Hartwig, star of "The Aggression Scale, is also an actor and his favorite airsoft battle partner. His father, a former fighter pilot and owner of Picture Car Warehouse, has helped Hartwig foster his passion for collecting movie cars over the years. His family has and always will continue to support Hartwig as he continues to develop his career and passion for the entertainment industry.

Hartwig's new project is Relativity's PG summer family adventure movie, "Earth to Echo," where he plays a young boy that his friends call "Munch". Tuck, Munch and Alex are a trio of inseparable friends whose lives are about to change. Their neighborhood is being destroyed by a highway construction project that is forcing their families to move away. But just two days before they must part ways, the boys begin receiving a strange series of signals on their phones. Convinced something bigger is going on, they team up with another school friend, Emma, and set out to look for the source of their phone signals. What they discover is something beyond their wildest imaginations: a small alien who has become stranded on Earth. In need of their help, the four friends come together to protect the alien and help him find his way home. This journey, full of wonder and adventure, is their story and their secret.

Microsoft Computer Camp

Microsoft retail store
Scottsdale Fashion Square
7014 E. Camelback Rd., Ste. 1288
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

The Fashion Square Microsoft retail store kicked off free week-long summer camps this week that run until Aug. 29. There are four different types of camps: Smart Game Coding, Smart Game Designing, Smart Movie Making and Smart Photo Taking. The camps are broken up into two age groups for junior designers (recommended for ages 8-10) and designers (recommended for ages 11-13), so choose the camp that fits your student's interest.

Learn more about the camps and sign up today at

Kitchen hacks from John Collura, executive chef and owner of Cibo e Vino

Cibo e Vino
34522 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ste. D1
Scottsdale, AZ

Chris Akard Fitness

Akard Fitness Studio
4328 N. Wells Fargo Ave., Ste. 4 in Scottsdale

Dave Owens, The Garden Guy

Contact Dave at or visit

Cool Summer Products

-Fresh Body products -- available at Walgreens and other drug stores for $12
-Waterproof phone boxes for iPhone and Android -- $40 to $100 at
-TravelJohn -- available at various places including Pep Boys and CVS Pharmacy
-FlipBelt --
-Carex Pillow Cool -- About $26
-Low-cal ice cream -- Comes in vanilla bean, strawberry, chocolate and lemon cake flavors.